Mecosta Osceola Transit Authority (MOTA)

Mr. Michael Tillman
Executive Director
18710 16 Mile Rd.,
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-796-4896
Fax: 231-796-4137

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System Profile 

Mecosta Osceola Transit Authority (MOTA) provides countywide transportation services in both Mecosta and Osceola counties covering approximately 1152 square miles. MOTA had its beginnings in the experimental Country Express service. This groundbreaking service, the first of its kind in the nation, served the counties of Mecosta, Osceola, Lake and Newaygo in 1976 and 1977. MOTA has been in continuous operation since 1978. MOTA provides demand-response service with local, regional, statewide and national connections available. All MOTA revenue service vehicles are lift-equipped. A significant percentage of ridership is comprised of senior citizens and individuals with disabilities.

System Characteristics 


Days/Hours of Operations:

M-F  5:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; evening by 24-hour reservation